Problem with "samba-tool"

Carmel NY carmel_ny at
Wed Sep 11 13:58:26 UTC 2019

On Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:19:43 +0200, Andrea Venturoli stated:
>On 2019-09-11 13:17, Carmel NY wrote:
>> FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE-p10
>> samba version 4.8.12
>> When attempting to use the 'samba-tool', I always receive this error
>> message:
>> samba-tool
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>    File "/usr/local/bin/samba-tool", line 33, in <module>
>>      from samba.netcmd.main import cmd_sambatool
>>    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/",
>> line 28, in <module> import ldb
>> ImportError: /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ Undefined
>> symbol "ldb_handler_copy"
>> It doesn't make any difference what command options I use. Before I
>> ask on a dedicated 'samba support forum', I thought I would first
>> try and see if this was a localized FreeBSD problem.
>You are in good company.
>IIUIC from the comments, this won't be fixed.
>Upgrading to 4.10 will be the solution (and, in a few days or week,
>the only thing to do in any case, if you want a supported version),
>once 4.10 works properly.

I see that Samba 4.11.0rc4 is available for download on the samba site.
It is not yet ready for a production machine though. Hopefully, the
final version will be released soon. How long it will take for that to
be incorporated into the FreeBSD ports system though, is an unknown.


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